Multilanguage book & photo exhibition on Liangzhu civilization debuts at Frankfurt Int'l Book Fair

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On Oct. 19, the "Multilanguage Book & Photo Exhibition on 'Liangzhu Civilization Open to the World'" by Zhejiang University Press was presented at the Frankfurt International Book Fair 2022 in Germany.

It is a common perception among the Chinese that China enjoys a 5,000-year civilization. However, foreign archaeological circle argues that Chinese civilization can be traced back at most to Shang dynasty. In 2019, "Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City" succeeded in its being listed on World Heritage List, marking a wide recognition of empirical evidence for the 5,000-year history of Chinese civilization by UNESCO and the international mainstream academic communities, and highly affirming the special value of Liangzhu in the thread of Chinese culture.

The "Liangzhu Civilization Series," published by Zhejiang University Press, is the first and most authoritative book on Liangzhu culture, which integrates key findings from over 80 years of archeology at the Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu and all-round interpretation of Liangzhu civilization by archaeologists across generations. This exhibition highlights the 1st & 2nd parts of the "Liangzhu Civilization Series" in both Chinese and English and a series of enjoyable pictures of Liangzhu ruins, which fully illustrate the brilliant achievements of Liangzhu royal city in natural environment, agriculture, handicraft industry, water conservancy engineering, jade, etc., enabling cultural heritage from archaeological sites, museums, and ancient books to be closer to readers overseas. In 2023, the "Liangzhu Civilization Series" will be published in German, French and Italian.

The global exhibition began in Frankfurt, Germany, and will tour Italy, Britain, France, and other countries in succession. It bridges readers abroad with the Liangzhu civilization and is of great significance in boosting civilization exchange and people-to-people ties.

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